Fall Auction 2019 Sale 77
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Lot of three war-date documents concerning Mtr. Ober Gefr. Paul Mattern, serving on the ADMIRAL SCHEER. Included is: award certificate for the Iron Cross, 2nd Class, 1p. 8vo., Apr. 1, 1941, signed by Captain THEODORE KRANCKE; possession certificate for the Memel Medal and the EK II issued on Apr. 4, 1941; and an award certificate for the Naval War Badge, for participation in the war cruises of ADMIRAL SCHEER, issued on Nov. 5, 1941 and signed by the commander of the cruiser, Vice Admiral HUBERT SCHMUNDT. Punch holes, folds and some scattered soiling, overall very good. THEODOR KRANCKE (1893–1973) was a German admiral and recipient of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves. Under his command, the ADMIRAL SCHEER sank 13 merchant ships and one armed merchant cruiser, and captured three merchant ships. Krancke was also in charge of all German naval forces and naval coastal artillery during the D-Day invasion. HUBERT SCHMUNDT (1888–1984) was also a German admiral and Knight's Cross recipient commanding Northern Norway (1941–42) including commanding Operation Wunderland and German forces in the Baltic.
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Minimum Bid: $260.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $0.00
Estimate: $500 - $700
Auction closed on Thursday, November 21, 2019.
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